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[Live MP3] Kristin Hersh does Vic Chesnutt

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:36 am | No Comments

[MP3] Kristin Hersh – “Panic Pure
a Vic Chesnutt cover, live in Cambridge, MA, 7/27/15

Kristin Hersh, from the stage of Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Monday night, July 27th, 2015…

“I was never very good at therapy, because… I can talk, I just can’t talk out loud.

But I was made to go this year, and it was… it was entertaining.

The therapist said “I can see your work is very important to you, but I feel that it’s rather isolating. So tell me, what is it like at a ‘Kristin Hersh show’?”

“I don’t know, I’ve never been to one.”

“Well, who do reviewers compare you to?”

I said “Everybody who makes anybody sad. Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Mark Linkous, Kurt Cobain, Vic Chesnutt…”

She said “Well, what I want you to do is reach out to all these people and re-form your peer group.

“I can’t do that…”

“Yes, you can.”

“No, I can’t. They’re dead.”

She said “All of them?

“Yeah, we’re a fragile group.”

Kristin has a new book about Vic Chesnutt, titled “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die – Giving Up Vic Chesnutt” arriving in October. The discounted hardcover is available for pre-order from University of Texas Press.

Keep up with all things Kristin through her website and on Twitter, and consider becoming one of her Strange Angels, who help directly fan-fund her music-making career.

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